You call that music? Staff dads share their favorite jams

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The tunes of the fathers shall be visited upon the sons (and daughters).

A tribe of nostalgic DJs is hosting a night of “Dad Jams” at Glasslands on April 25, and that got us wondering — just what is a “dad jam?” Brooklyn Paper’s staff turned to the men most versed in music from the pre-digital era — our own progenitors — to find out what pops likes to spin when he has the turntable all to himself.

Greenpoint correspondant Danielle Furfaro’s padre, Antonio, said Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli takes the cake. Molto bello!

Downtown reporter Matthew Perlman’s pop, Steve, likes to take it easy with the Eagles.

We heard through the grapevine that Bill Bredderman, Jr., who sired Bay Ridge news-hawk Will Bredderman III, thinks any time is the right time for Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Park Slope journo Megan Riesz’s dad, Charlie, can’t get enough Jimmy Buffett when he’s grilling up a cheeseburger.

Tom Jaeger likes the lads from Liverpool so much he played the Beatles’ “Revolution #9” on repeat while Marine Park reporter Max Jaeger napped as a toddler. Weird.

Richard Brown, father of arts editor Ruth Brown, likes his dad jams swinging and said the Duke Ellington Orchestra is king in his book.

Deputy editor Nathan Tempey’s old man, Damon Tempey, said he can’t get enough of Johann Sebastian Bach as played by synth whiz Wendy Carlos on her breakthrough album “Switched-On Bach.”

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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